Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum
The Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC) coordinates an Islamic Studies curriculum across participating Big Ten universities through the Big Ten Academic Alliance CourseShare program. Our courses are taught by Islamic studies experts via synchronous videoconferencing technology and provide a unique opportunity to engage with students at other campuses. DISC is funded by the Mellon Foundation and is housed at the University of Michigan’s Global Islamic Studies Center, a member of the International Institute.
What is Islamic Studies?
Islamic Studies provides students with a nuanced understanding of the role of Islamic religion culturally, societally, and politically in areas with Muslim populations. Understanding Islam as the source of a distinctive religious and ethnic identity and culture is particularly vital in this day and age.
- Anthropology of Islam – Spring 2023Participating Campuses: Host – University of Michigan | Receiving – University of Nebraska-Lincoln Time: T, TH: 12:00-12:30pm CST, 10:00-11:30am EST Course Numbers: Michigan – 356-001 Maryland – MODL 391 This course is… Continue reading Anthropology of Islam – Spring 2023
- Visual culture of Islam – Fall 2022Participating Campuses: Host – University of Michigan | Receiving – Maryland
This course examines the art and architecture in the Islamic world with a chronological and regional approach. It starts with the establishment of Islam in Arabia in the seventh century, continues with the course of its spread throughout Europe, Asia and Africa, and ends with contemporary Islamic art and architecture…
- CFP: “Belong Nowhere”: States of Statelessness in the Muslim World, MSU Muslim Studies Program 15th Annual ConferenceMuslim Studies Program 15th Annual Conference Michigan State University, International Center, East Lansing, MI, USA February 24-25, 2022 “Belong Nowhere”: States of Statelessness in the Muslim World Michigan… Continue reading CFP: “Belong Nowhere”: States of Statelessness in the Muslim World, MSU Muslim Studies Program 15th Annual Conference